Vision Quest Photo Workshops

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Kathleen on the Bridge, Taos, New MexicoWith Douglas Beasley

Invest in your artistic growth and move your career forward with a custom-designed Mentorship.

Focus your creative vision, develop your photographic talents and advance your artistic and career goals with a mentorship. Continue for more info…

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Kathleen on the Bridge, Taos, New MexicoTrade River Retreat Center
Northwest Wisconsin
Or at your chosen location…
with Douglas Beasley

Invest in your artistic growth and move your art forward with an intensive one-on-one private or small group workshop.

Custom design your workshop together around your needs and desires for growth based on a holistic approach, examining all aspects of your creative process.
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Doug_Scans001Genoa, Italy
with Douglas Beasley
April 11-13, 2014

Join us after Doug’s Thursday night opening of “Ambiguous Relationships: Sacred Body/Sacred Ground” at Genoa’s VisionQuest Gallery for an opportunity to expand your photographic skills working with the figure, not as an abstract or anonymous object but as catalyst for genuine artistic collaboration with the human figure in a small group setting. Some of the most memorable and deeply personal images of nudes have come as the result of a special connection between the photographer and subject, rather than typical posed model shots. We will work on ways to create this connection and learn to make more powerful and meaningful images. Attention will be given to lighting, background, composition and exposure. We will also discuss the respect and sensitivity necessary between the photographer and model and some of the politics involved in using someone else’s body for your own artistic expression.
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dramaticportraitbadlandsJesse in the Badlands, South DakotaBadlands of South Dakota
with Douglas Beasley
May 22 – 26, 2014
Workshop is full!

Whether you are a very experienced people or figure photographer or you are a complete novice who has never worked with the nude, this is a wonderful opportunity to work with the figure in the landscape in a supportive, non-sexist, non-competitive environment. Continue for more info…

sacredwkshpsacredbadlandsBlack Hills & Badlands of South Dakota
with Douglas Beasley 

June 11 – 17, 2014
Only 2 spots left!

Join us for an unforgettable and completely non-touristy journey through the Badlands and Black Hills of South Dakota, land considered sacred to the Lakota (Sioux) and Cheyenne Indians for centuries. This will be both a road trip and a spiritual adventure. Continue for more info…

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AndersonRanchAnderson Ranch Arts Center
Aspen, Colorado

with Douglas Beasley
June 22-27, 2014

Revitalize your vision while exploring relationship to subject, camera and self. Learn to deepen visual awareness while clarifying our approach, making images that are more personal and meaningful. Our photography becomes more powerful by cultivating simplicity and developing the power of intuition. We learn to become visually stronger by becoming more in touch with our inner selves, then use that awareness to deepen the connection with our chosen subject. We also consider lighting, composition and exposure issues. Much practical advice will be given but more importantly you will practice using this information to make more personally meaningful images. Continue for more info…

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Rhinebeck, NY

with Douglas Beasley
July 6-11, 2014
This is not about making ‘pretty’ pictures or ‘postcard’ like records of one’s travels. It is about making a deeper, more authentic connection to the land and it’s surrounding waters, then learning to express that connection through our photography. We will be using land, sky and water as well as ourselves to transform an emotional experience into a visual one. Continue for more info…

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11_Misc009_1smallCenter for Photographic Art
Carmel-on-the-Sea, California

with Douglas Beasley
July 12 and 13, 2014

This is a special three-day weekend version of Zen & the Art of Photography. Revitalize your photography while exploring your relationship to your subject, your camera and yourself. Through photo exercises, assignments and daily field trips participants will deepen their visual awareness and self-expression while clarifying their approach, making their image making both more personal and more meaningful. Continue for more info…

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Kiva, Bandolier, New MexicoSanta Fe Workshops
Santa Fe, New Mexico

with Douglas Beasley
July 20 – 25, 2014

How do we expand the boundaries of our vision? How do we find the unique in the commonplace? How to acknowledge a sense of familiarity and connection in the unfamiliar? “Zen and the Art of Photography” provides a unique opportunity to rethink our expectations of what it means to ‘see’. Continue for more info…

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Madeline Island School of Arts 

Madeline Island, Lake Superior, Wisconsin
with Douglas Beasley
July 28 – August 1, 2014
Held on beautiful Madeline Island, on Lake Superior, WI. This is not about making ‘pretty’ pictures or ‘postcard’ like records of one’s travels. It is about making a deeper, more authentic connection to the land, sky and water, then learning to express that connection in our photography. We will be using the island, the sky and water as well as ourselves to convey an emotional experience into a visual one. This workshop will be about making, not taking, photographs by nourishing a deepening connection to one’s heart/soul/self and then bringing that awareness into our photo making process. We will work on giving our photos more layers of meaning to make stronger, more powerful images. Continue for more info…

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Woodstock_1Center for Photography at Woodstock
Woodstock, New York

with Douglas Beasley
August 16-17, 2014

Revitalize your photography while exploring your relationship to your subject, your camera and yourself. Through photo exercises, assignments and daily field trips participants will learn to deepen their visual awareness and self expression while clarifying their approach, making their image making both more personal and more meaningful. Continue for more info…

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1207Maine024_1Maine Media Workshops
Rockport, Maine

with Douglas Beasley
August 24 – 30, 2014

You do not have to practice, or even understand, Zen to join us for a powerful week of exploring new ways of seeing and making photographs that come from a more personal and intimate place, using spirituality as creative force. Continue for more info…

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Danielle in Hot Springs, Breitenbush, OregonBreitenbush Hot Springs
Oregon Mountains

with Douglas Beasley
September 14-19, 2014
Only 4 spaces left!

This is a spectacular setting for a photo workshop. Breitenbush Hot Springs, with its remote mountain and pristine forest setting, is also the perfect place for a retreat experience. Once you park your car (a beautiful 2 hour drive from Portland, OR) you will not need to see a vehicle again until you leave! This also makes it the most relaxing and retreat-like of all of Doug’s workshops, but the photo workshop will still be very intensive! Continue for more info…

renewingwkshpDresses_056_1Trade River Retreat Center
Near Grantsburg, Northwest Wisconsin

with Douglas Beasley
October 9-12, 2014
Workshop is full! Please contact us to be on the waiting list.

This highly personalized workshop is custom designed by Doug, in response to each of those in this very small group. It is a unique opportunity to look closely at your own creative process, develop ways to deepen your self-expression and find new paths for creative growth. The focus of the weekend is on creative renewal, expanded vision and to develop a sense of photographic purpose. Continue for more info…


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Mother and Daughter, Antigua, GuatemalaArt Workshops in Guatemala
Antigua, Guatemala
with Douglas Beasley 
October 28 – November 6, 2014

Join us in exploring the mysterious, exotic Mayan world of Guatemala, a land where the indigenous live as they have for centuries. The stunningly beautiful colonial town of La Antigua, the artistic center of Guatemala, will be our home base and introduction to outdoor markets, ancient ruins, music, food and culture. Continue for more info…


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NewYork08_001_1New York Open Center, New York, NY
with Douglas Beasley
November 15, 2014

Integrate your spiritual practice with your artistic or photo practice. This special one-day workshop is about expanding the experience of awareness through photography and integrating our spiritual practices into our artistic practice. Done together they can strengthen one another. If you’ve been to Doug’s previous workshops consider it a ‘tune-up’. If you haven’t been to one of his workshops, here’s a chance to come and see what the fuss is all about! This one day could change your photography forever and deepen your creative path. Continue for more info…

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hawaiiAkiko’s Buddhist B&B                                           Hamakua Coast near Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii
with Douglas Beasley
February 4-13, 2015

This is not your parents Hawaii. This is an incredible journey to the old authentic and indigenous Hawaii and not the pre-packaged tourist version. Even if you’ve been to Honolulu and Waikiki on the Island of Oahu please join us because you have not seen or experienced anything close to this Hawaii. Some highlights will be a trip to the lava flow on the island’s active volcano, black sand beaches, spectacular waterfalls, wandering through old plantation villages, Buddhist temples, ancient stone spiritual grounds and meeting and hanging out with with some of the islands many artists and photographers. Continue for more info…

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chinaThe Linden Centre
Yunnan Provence, SW China & Shangri-La, Tibet

with Douglas Beasley
March 4 – 16, 2015

This is an amazing journey to a beautiful, ethnically diverse corner of China that still has very few Western tourists. We stay at the stunning Linden Center, which has won numerous awards for both service and level of accommodation, as one of China’s best boutique hotels. Then we move on to Shangri-La in Tibet, where we stay at another spectacular hotel next to the second largest Tibetan monastery outside of Lhasa. The setting is spectacular and the experience is once-in-a-lifetime rich. Continue for more info…

dramaticportraitbadlandsJesse in the Badlands, South DakotaBadlands of South Dakota
with Douglas Beasley
May 21-25, 2015

 

Whether you are a very experienced people or figure photographer or you are a complete novice who has never worked with the nude, this is a wonderful opportunity to work with the figure in the landscape in a supportive, non-sexist, non-competitive environment. Continue for more info…

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traderiver1Near Grantsburg, Northwest Wisconsin
1.5 hours drive from the Twin Cities, MN

Vision Quest’s Trade River Retreat Center is available for individuals or small groups of up to 6-8 people for personal retreats, private workshops or an Artist’s Residency. Or have a custom workshop for you or your group created by Doug.

This beautiful, very private, north woods setting rests on the banks of the Trade River, a designated trout stream and protected waterway. Continue for more info…

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TradeRiverAutumnTrade River Retreat Center                                          Near Grantsburg, Northwest Wisconsin
1.5 hours drive from the Twin Cities, MN

Vision Quest Photo Workshops announces a new artist’s residency program. Spend three days to one week alone, in a rustic but modern cabin in the woods, devoted to nourishing your artistic spirit at Vision Quest’s Trade River Retreat Center in NW Wisconsin. Continue for more info…

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A Deck of Photo Assignment Cards                                   for Personal, Artistic and Spiritual Growth

A deck of 36 beautifully designed and printed cards, with a unique photo assignment on the back of each one, housed in a nicely designed box and printed on recycled paper.

Photo Assignment Cards give daily, weekly or monthly photo assignments whenever and wherever you need them. Continue for more info…

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